Saturday, December 31, 2016

10 Favourite Moments of 2016

What a year!

I'm always surprised when we reach the end of another year. 
It's amazing how much we can pack into a mere 12 months! 
This week, I've spent some time browsing the many, many, many photos I took this year.

In no particular order, here are 10 of our favourite moments from 2016:


We kicked off the year with a very special family milestone - our 10th wedding anniversary! It's amazing to think about all that has happened in the last decade. If you had told us 10 years ago that we'd now be touring the country with our own music ministry, we would have not-so-discreetly smirked behind your back. We're so thankful for every moment - the challenging and the triumphant. In February, we gathered with family to renew our vows and enjoy an intimate celebration in our new hometown. Just perfect...


2016 marked our first year partnering our ministry with World Vision. In our concerts, we shared the story of our own sponsored child, Keilyn, and it was amazing to see how you responded. There was the woman who found a little boy with the exact same birthday as her grandson, and the man who found a child from the country of his youth. There was the church who decided to share their blessings and sponsor 5 children! And finally, there was the woman who broke our hearts with her powerful story of infertility, but through World Vision, she could finally have the son she always wanted. Each story was unique and beautiful, but the most wonderful thing is knowing how many lives have been changed by your generosity.


After moving 7 times in 9 years, we finally bought a house in our new hometown of St. Catharines! We quickly fell in love with our century home, and we've loved working on projects and seeing our landscape change through the seasons. We've spent countless hours exploring our neighbourhood, our city, and the glorious Niagara region. The most wonderful thing, however, is how much we've been embraced by the local churches. Through worship services, concerts, and the Good Friday Walk, we've truly had a chance to minister to our city.


Touring the East Coast provinces has become one of our favourite parts of the year! This spring, we spent 2 months on the road singing in churches throughout Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and for the first time ever - PEI! And no trip to PEI would be complete without a visit to the beautiful Green Gables. One of the perks of traveling off season - this is one of the biggest tourist sites in Canada, and we practically had the whole place to ourselves!


In the summer, we hosted a visit from our sweet friend, Tara Jackson! We explored the St. Catharines and Toronto areas, and yes, stocked up on Costco-sized maple syrup. Some of the most special times were sitting around the dining room table, with Gerald on guitar and the three of us singing in harmony. Hoping for more of this in 2017... hint, hint....


People sometimes question the idea of "God's timing", but I truly believe it was only through God's timing that we were able to join Advent Cafe this year! Advent Cafe is a weekly contemporary worship service in the coffee lounge of St. George's Anglican Church in St. Catharines. Utilizing a rotating roster of worship leaders, we've been blessed to lead worship once a month for this wonderful group. In the summer, we moved the service outside and worshipped right on the main street. I even had the chance to preach at one of these outdoor services. A new challenge, but I must have done alright because I've been asked to do it again in February!


As we travel, one of our favourite things to discover is culinary delights we could never have at home. In the east, we indulged in fried clams, toutons, fish & brewis, and Jigg's dinner. Traveling west, we tried elk, bison, deer, and birch syrup. Closer to home, we explored the local market scene with fresh produce and homemade grape pie. In this photo, we're enjoying partridgeberry pancakes at the Treasure Box in beautiful Rocky Harbour, NL. So thankful for everyone who hosted us for a meal, and those who birth wonderful little restaurants with local creations.


This fall, we headed west for our 2nd annual Prairies Road Trip concert tour. We sang in churches of all sizes and denominations throughout Northern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. But at the end of October, we had the pleasure of arriving in British Columbia for our first concerts in that province. This marked the completion of a long held dream - to sing in all 10 provinces! I even blogged about it HERE, as a reminder to all of us to keep pursuing your dreams, no matter how long they may take to come true.


There are few things more special than working with other talented people. This year, we had the chance to make music with some of our very favourite and super talented friends, including a concert with Rhonda Louise, a song session with Sally Meadows, and an inspiring Gaither Homecoming night with our friend & mentor, Allison Speer. In this photo, we're participating in a vocal masterclass with acclaimed singer-songwriter, Mark Masri. A reminder to us all that "iron sharpens iron" ...


If you haven't seen all of Canada yet, please plan a trip for next year! From the majesty of the Rockies to the wild scope of the Atlantic, we live in a pretty glorious country. The more we see, the more we want to see. The natural wonders are amazing, but the best thing is to get off the highway, explore the towns, meet the people, and hear their stories. We are so blessed to live in the "true North, strong and free."

We are so grateful for every moment this year - far too many to capture in one blogpost!

A sincere and generous THANK YOU to each and every person who joined our adventures this year.
For those who invited us into your homes and churches, and those who follow and support us online -
we truly couldn't do any of this without you!

We're looking forward to connecting with you all in 2017!



Last year, we were blessed to become a Stonebridge Guitar artist. On a sunny day this fall, we visited Brickhouse Guitars in Kitchener to record some acoustic videos, featuring our beautiful Stonebridge. Since we're still celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas, here's the Christmas one...

And stay tuned for 2 more videos to come in 2017!

Tonight, Everywhere Is Bethlehem
Written & performed by Allison Lynn & Gerald Flemming

Monday, October 31, 2016

When a Dream Comes True...

"You gotta have a dream. If you don't have a dream, 
how you gonna have a dream come true?"
Rogers & Hammerstein, South Pacific

Many years ago, when I first started taking my singing seriously, I attended a church with two opera singers. Eva and Stephanie were mother and daughter - wonderful women with amazing voices. They became mentors to me, and I was so encouraged by them.

One day I was talking to Eva about her career, and she said to me, "You know, my music has taken me to every province in Canada."

"Wow," I thought, "I want that too."

So that day, I set it as a goal for myself:

Sing in every province in Canada.

Not just visit and sing in my hotel, but have an actual professional performance in every province.

Well, for many years, it seemed like I'd never get farther than Ontario. Many, many years...

But then, this unexpected thing called "Infinitely More" was born, and suddenly, we started to travel. And 'my' dream became 'our' dream...

We started touring the East Coast annually, and then last year, we made our first venture into the Prairies.

But this weekend, here in British Columbia, our dream came true:

Infinitely More has now sung in every province in Canada! 

I can't tell you how blessed we are to share our music in so many wonderful communities across our beautiful country. There's no better example of "the family of God" than showing up in a town you've never visited, starting a concert, and feeling like you're already home.

The world is a better place when we follow our dreams. I meet so many people who become discouraged because their dreams haven't come true. But you know, dreams are funny things. Sometimes things take a long time to happen, or their 'coming true' form might look differently than we imagined. Or they might morph and change and transform into something else altogether.

I encourage you to follow your dreams and to enjoy the journey. 
And when one finally does comes true: 
Enjoy the moment. Celebrate it. Give thanks. 

And then the next morning, find a new dream, and start all over again... 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer Concerts!

We love touring, but this summer, 
we're excited to have lots of close-to-home concerts!

Please come join us for a concert or worship service near you.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Worship Wednesdays - FREE Song!

To celebrate the Easter season, we're giving away a FREE SONG:

Gerald was inspired to write this anthemic song by this photo he saw of a stone tomb, flooded with light. As soon as I heard his first verse and chorus, I declared, "I need to cowrite this!"  We loved crafting a song that celebrates the promise and power of that first Easter morning.

We debuted it on Easter Sunday,
and it quickly became a year-round favourite.

In that first year, I wrote a blogpost about the natural evolution of the song's vocals and arrangement. You can read that post here.

And we recorded a live performance for the tv show Artisans of Charlotte County during our musical residency in St. Andrews, New Brunswick:

But the final thrill came when we brought it into the studio. Denny Martin and his amazing band of Nashville musicians created a powerful soundtrack, and Carmon Barry of Toronto captured our vocals.

There's A Light At The End Of The Tomb was included on our 
ECMA and Covenant Award nominated CD, How The Light Gets In.

To get your free song, please visit our Store:

We're offering this for a limited time, but we want to give away lots of downloads! 
Please feel free to share this link with your friends and family...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Worship Wednesdays - We're Heading East!

We're so excited to plan our 6th annual East Coast Tour!

Mapping out the route...

Our tours to Canada's beautiful East Coast have become a very special tradition for us. Each year, we visit churches throughout Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. We sing concerts that help raise funds for local outreach projects. We lead worship for weekend conferences and Sunday mornings. We even work with bands and choirs to teach workshops on worship leading and songwriting.

St. Mary The Virgin Church, St. John's, NL

The relationships we make on these tours are amazing! There are some churches we visit year after year, building friendships and creating music with their bands and choirs. And on each tour, we visit new areas, ministering to churches for the first time. We love learning how each church works within their community. There are so many incredible outreach projects happening in towns across this country. These are stories that never make the news, and yet these volunteers are making a profound difference in their corner of the world. It's an honour to meet so many people who are bringing the Gospel to life - feeding the poor, caring for the outcast, loving their neighbour as themselves... 

These travels are also a time for great creativity. Many of the songs on Infinitely More and How The Light Gets In were either written on these tours, or inspired by stories shared with us after concerts or during our teaching.

We feel blessed to explore this amazing part of the country - making music, meeting people, learning about local history, and feasting on some of the best seafood ever!

Peggy's Cove, NS

This year, our tour will start after Easter and will keep us on the road 
throughout April, May, and into early June.

We're currently booking concerts, worship events, and music team workshops in 
Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland.

And for the first time ever, we're hoping to visit Prince Edward Island!

We'd love to bring our music to your community! 
Booking a fundraiser concert is easier than you may think. 
To reserve a date, or just to ask questions, please visit our Contact page and send us an email.

St. James' Drop In, Rosemere, QC

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Worship Wednesdays: Guest Post by Rev. Hollis Hiscock

Today, I'm welcoming a very special guest writer to the blog: Rev. Hollis Hiscock.

AKA: My Dad!

Dad was a full-time minister in the Anglican Church for over 40 years. In retirement, he took on the ministry of editor of the Niagara Anglican Newspaper.

Dad has always loved the Peanuts comics. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas, he wrote some thoughts about the Peanuts gang and their unique approach to theology.

I love this whole article, but the last line is something we should all take to heart...

 You can read the full issue HERE
including some powerful stories of churches bringing Syrian refugees to Canada.

Charlie Brown, Life and the Bible is on page 3.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Big News: Infinitely More Joins The World Vision Artist Collective!

We're thrilled and humbled to announce that 
Infinitely More is the newest member of the 

Keilyn is one of the most important people in my
 life, and yet, we've never actually met in person...

A few years ago, as we approached November, my family started asking the inevitable, "What do you want for your birthday?" I really wasn't seeking another gift, but then it struck me: Every day, there are children in this world who can't get an education, medical care, a decent meal, or even a clean drink of water. I couldn't think about it without my heart breaking...

What I really wanted was to help a child.

So for my birthday, I asked my family to help me start sponsoring a child through World Vision.

I smiled when I saw Keilyn's photo, and her gentle face. She lived alone with her mother, who couldn't find employment. She wanted to learn a foreign language; her favourite chore was washing dishes.

Within months, we were exchanging letters and photos. It's wonderful to know that our support gives this sweet girl healthy food, clean water, medical care, and an education. But the letters are the best part. She tells me about her community and how they celebrate holidays. She lets me know about her favourite subjects in school, and how much she likes to dance. All her letters are handwritten with a typed translation. I can't read the original Spanish, but she draws flowers and animals around the edges. As a fellow doodler, this makes my heart sing.

One of the most powerful moments in our sponsorship occurred a few months in when I received a letter from her Momma. I really know didn't much about her. I knew she lived in a community so impoverished that a relief organization had to drill a well and provide a health clinic. I can't even imagine what it must be like to be a single mother under these circumstances. She let me know that they pray for us every night. This just broke my heart - we'd been praying for them every night as well. I realized that we weren't just sponsoring Keilyn; we were helping this young mother as well. I imagined our shared prayers for each other reaching God's ears at the same time. I marvelled more and more at how we are all interconnected when we live out God's love and grace.

Last year, Gerald and I started praying that God would find a way for us to partner with World Vision. Our prayers were answered by an amazing invitation. The Artist Collective is a diverse group of musicians, actors, athletes, and speakers who are using their talents to tell the stories of the marginalized and oppressed. Through concerts and other events, we hope to motivate the incredible compassion and generosity of folks across Canada.  We want to show them how rewarding it can be to reach out to families living in extreme poverty, and help save lives through child sponsorship.

We feel humbled and challenged that we've been asked to join this incredible group of servant hearts.

"How can I help?"

We would love for you to pray for this new phase of our ministry! We pray that we will continue to create engaging music, minister the Gospel, and act out God's unconditional love and compassion through this outreach.

If you feel called to personally sponsor a child, we would love to help you! Please contact us so we can connect you with a child in need.

We would also love to bring the World Vision message to your church! It's really very simple: when you host us for a concert or worship service, we ask for a few minutes to share our personal story of getting to know and sponsor Keilyn, and allow folks the chance to learn about other children who are still in desperate need of sponsorship.

We know this won't be a fit for every church or event, and that's okay. If you're not able to include World Vision in your event, you can still book us for a regular concert or worship service. Infinitely More will continue to make it as easy as possible for you to host our music and ministry.

Please feel free to contact us through 
to ask any questions, or to book us for a concert or worship service! 

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New Video! Psalm 8...

On last fall's Prairies Road Trip, we took a few days to visit gorgeous Lake Louise, Alberta. The day we toured the lake, the weather was overcast, yet the glorious colour of the water shone through the grey. The mountains and the surrounding woods were breathtaking. 

We were so overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty, we turned to Psalm 8. We recorded it for ourselves, but we loved this moment so much we decided we wanted to share it with you as well...

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Worship Wednesdays - Epiphany Thoughts...

Epiphany - the final day of the Christmas season!

It's the day we celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men, 
and the amazing gifts they brought the baby Jesus:

Gold, a gift for a king.
Frankincense, a gift for a priest.
Myrrh, a gift for one who is to die...

I've been thinking a lot about the Three Wise Men this year. Historians and theologians tell us that they were scholars, possible royalty. They traveled for years from a far off land to the east, probably with a large caravan. Their only guide: a star that they believed would bring them to the Messiah. In a world with no GPS and where travel could cost you your life, what an amazing undertaking.

I've often been taught that the Wise Men are important because they represent the universality of the newborn Saviour. Jesus wasn't just for a specific group of people - He came to save the world.

This year, I had a new thought about them:

Think about that first Christmas for a moment, and all the different people who witnessed the arrival of the baby Jesus. For most of them, the miracle took them by surprise. Sure, in a scholarly and religious sense, they'd been told to await the coming of the Messiah, but most of them didn't know it would happen that night in their own backyard. It was shocking, and overwhelming in its unexpectedness.

But the Wise Men were different.

They knew this was happening. They had been following the star. They had intention. As they got closer, the time and the location of the birth became ever clearer. When they met the baby for the first time, they were ready. They had gifts. They were prepared to worship. They had arrived at their destination, and they would never be the same again.

Are we the same? 
Are we actively seeking God in this world? 
Are we focused on finding the miraculous, 
despite the challenges and distractions that may come our way? 
Are we ready to worship when we finally meet Him face to face?

The Wise Men remind us that, no matter how far we need to travel, 
or how long it takes us to get there, there is alway room for us at the manger.

I pray that, as you make your goals and resolutions for 2016, you will choose to seek the newborn King.

Tonight, we'll celebrate Epiphany by leading worship at a brand new weekly service called Advent Cafe in St. Catharines, Ontario. You can find the full details HERE.

Happy Epiphany!

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